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Redrawn BCC boundaries offer Labor slim hope

A big increase in the numbers of people living in inner-city Brisbane has forced the Queensland Electoral Commission to redraw ward boundaries ahead of next year’s local government elections.

The proposed changes would strengthen the Greens grip on Woolloongabba, while Labor has been given some hope in another three wards held by the LNP.

Political scientist Adjunct Associate Professor John Mickel from QUT tells Mark with Labor only currently holding five of the city’s 26 wards a change of government remains a very high mountain to climb.

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